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Early Summer Flowers

Sunday, June 6th 2021

Early Purple Orchids are the first to flower, followed by the Northern Marsh Orchids.  A close watch has been kept on the buds and the first ones in flower have been recorded.

Hawthorn or May is in flower across the reserve.

 'Wild' Holly trees are either male or female.  The male produces the pollen from stamens.  In this photograph you can see the pollen grains on the stamens.

The female flowers have stigmas and ovaries that will develop into the red berries seen in autumn.

Crab Apple flowers have set seed but the apple trees are still in full bloom.

After a slow start the Yellow Rattle is beginning to flower on the middle moor.


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Pumpkin Trail

Saturday 23rd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Come to the reserve half term 23rd - 31st October and enjoy the autumn colours on the red route (Easy Access Trail) and search for the pumpkin clues along the way. Test your knowledge of the creatures associated with Halloween by answering the fun quiz which is available from the visitor centre for only 50p.

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Sunday 24th October 2021 | 11.00am start

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Recommended for ages 7 years upwards. 

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested minimum donation of £3.00 per person. Please donate in advance to secure a place.

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